Buster crabs refer to those caught halfway through the shedding process, so they appear to be literally "busting" out of their shells.

John Besh
Recipe by Coastal Living March 2005

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together mayonnaise and garlic; cover and chill until ready to serve.

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  • Whisk together olive oil and next 4 ingredients for a vinaigrette; add tomatoes, and toss well.

  • Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Dip crabs into egg, and dredge in flour mixture. Sauté crabs in hot vegetable oil in a large skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.

  • Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on each toasted bread slice; top with crab and 1/4 cup tomato vinaigrette. Dollop with extra mayonnaise mixture, if desired, and top with micro greens or sprouts.

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